There are calls to limit the social media reach and content of the Taliban. But the same platforms are also key accountability and service tools, which could help the general Afghan population.
Facebook joins Twitter and LinkedIn this week to secure the accounts of Afghan citizens to protect them against being targeted amid the Taliban’s swift takeover of the country.
Afghan civilians could have reported the incidents of theft and looting on a WhatsApp helpline set up by the Taliban but Facebook shut it down.
India's Electronics and Information Technology Ministry sends a letter to Twitter as a "final notice", otherwise the company “shall be liable to consequences" if it does not agree to restrict content criticising PM Narendra Modi’s government.
Social media giant says it is worried about the safety of its staff in India, days after police visited its office as part of an investigation related to the firm tagging certain posts by ruling BJP as manipulated.
WhatsApp files lawsuit in Delhi High Court, arguing that Indian government rules regarding the traceability of messages are unconstitutional and undermine the fundamental right to privacy.
The incident marks the latest move by WhatsApp owner Facebook to interfere with user freedoms, leaving journalists, Palestinians and pro-Palestinian posters confused about why the company is censoring them.
Senegalese police clashed with protesters in several neighbourhoods in the capital Dakar, including in front of a courthouse where an opposition leader made his first appearance since his arrest on a rape charge.
Around the world, regional or complete internet blackouts are becoming an increasingly common tool to suppress protests and dissent. Here’s how they work and why you should care.
Amid ongoing farmer protests and global focus on them, Twitter's refusal to comply with the Modi government's order to block hundreds of accounts puts the social media giant at the centre of a political firestorm.
BiP messenger is now the most downloaded app in a majority of Middle Eastern and Asian countries.
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